Thanks for advice. I called Savage today and learned that they used the standard EGW rail which is 6061 crap. I called EGW to find out why Savage didn't get the better HD rail that EGW makes and they said EGW said Savage wouldn't spend the extra$$
Needless to say I'm taking off the factory rail when it comes in and using the EGW HD rail for the long action Savage (part #80332). These are made from 7075-T6 and the only thing you have to do yo use on the 110 FCP HSP is to get it in 8-40 screws (standard is the smaller 6). Found them on Swfa for under $60. They will have to do, as my build is almost out of money. Check out the HD's. I hope they work out for me
HD Savage Round Back Picatinny Rail Scope Mount: Evolution Gun Works Inc.
I went with the EGW HD 0.850 rings (part #60110)which are also with the 7075-T6 machined as a matched pair. They are normally $130 and I found them for about $90 on Optics planet and couldn't pass them up. Starting to run out of money so have to compromise a little. EGW HD Tactical Aluminum Rings .850" Ring Height: Evolution Gun Works Inc.
I verified with Vortex, Savage and EGW that this combination would clear the barrel, allow for comfort cheek rest/eye lineup and have just enough for Butler Creek flip ups
I stayed with just the 20 MOA on the rail. You were also right about the sling swivel mounts
They don't come in an H&S Precision stock so I will be adding them to accept the bipods, monopods and sling (yes I will be hunting with this setup and am watching the weight).
I saw your posts after I had already called the manufacturers. But to be honest those stainless steel and Titanium mounts and rings sounded awesome, I just can't afford them. I probably spent too much on my reloading capability for the. 338 Alpha magnums and am down to my last chunks of money for this build.
Thanks for your input. I've enjoyed reading many threads and great contributions. Broz you are an inspiration to long range hunting!
Detailed sighting and load reports to come. Hopefully my chronograph is a little more accurate than some of the ones I've read on here ;-)